Climbing and Walking at Matlock

I have been to Matlock Wildcat crag a couple of times before, but this time I managed to get in a lead on the Cat Walk HS 4a before the rain started to come on and off. Very nice route with loads of safety gear placements and just amazing views all over. A bit greasy at the bottom, but there are a few sharp footholds to get on so this is definitely a great route to take beginner climbers on and test their “keep it cool” skills :). As soon as I got to the top at the belay point, I have recognised a very distinct rock formation which made me realised I have definitely been here before. Literally, as you come over to the top, there are these amazing shell fossils imprinted in the rock. 

After we all got to the top we have decided the rain was too frequent, and there was no point for us to be waiting around to get any more climbing done.

With a bit of advice from my climbing partners, I have decided to go off for a bit of wonder since I have never really explored Matlock before. Below are some pretty nice views that I came across on the day. Also, these are the last pictures with my very reliable iPhone 7, as I have moved up in life and got myself the 11 to hopefully last me another 3-4 years. I want to invest in a proper camera, but for now, I can’t justify that expense yet.

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Greetings my dear reader. My name is Natalia and I am a 28-year-old Marketing with Advertising graduate from around the Midlands in England. I love to travel and do loads of road trips, but above everything, I love climbing adventures with my climbing buddies. With this blog, I would like to be able to note down my thoughts and share my adventures I can look back at in years’ time with a smile on my face. I am also on a search for more exciting adventures and self-development. Since I absolutely adore natural world I also want to develop my knowledge and skills to reduce as much waste as I can that is bad for the environment. I like feedback and others input so I always want to hear other people’s experiences and ideas.

One thought on “Climbing and Walking at Matlock

  1. Oh my goodness! With those gorgeous pics from the iphone, you don’t need a proper camera! I love that closeup moss photo (the 1st photo). I really love moss. These pics are the bomb! Thank you so much for sharing!


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